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Halloween Peanut Spider Cookies

These cute spider cookies are so easy. They'll be the star at your next Halloween party! —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 24 Reese's mini peanut butter cups
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 48 candy eyes

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass. Bake until tops are slightly cracked, 15-17 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Immediately press 1 mini peanut butter cup into center of each cookie. Let stand until set.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Place mixture in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Adhere candy eyes to peanut butter cups with melted chocolate mixture. Pipe 8 lines alongside each peanut butter cup to resemble spider legs. Let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 138 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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